Expected route map for Solidarity March and Rally

This morning’s Ferguson Solidarity March and Rally, organized by the Seattle King County NAACP and United Black Clergy, will begin at noon at the Mount Calvary Christian Center which is located at 1412 23rd Ave. The City of Seattle is helping to facilitate a peaceful march.

The march is expected to travel toward the Federal Courthouse (7th Ave & Stewart St.) between noon and 1 p.m.

Please be cautious when driving around the march and rally routes. For real-time march location and information, follow @SeattlePD on Twitter.

Download a high resolution map of the rally and march (PDF): FergusonMarch2014

Seattle stands up Emergency Operations Center to provide support to the Ferguson Solidarity March and Rally

To help facilitate a peaceful march today, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray activated the City of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 9:30 a.m. on November 25, 2014. The EOC will provide coordination amongst multiple departments during a solidarity march led by local faith leaders. This march is currently expected to start at 11:30 a.m. in the Central District of Seattle and is permitted by the city.

The City traditionally activates the Emergency Operations Center during parades, demonstrations, weather events and any time strong coordination across multiple City departments is beneficial.

The City of Seattle also activated the Joint Information Center (JIC) in support of EOC Operations. Please direct all media inquiries to the JIC using 206-233-5072.

Seattle Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center deactivated at 5:45 p.m.

The Seattle Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center have deactivated after the NFL 2014/2015 Opening Festivities.

Fans are reminded to have patience getting home as transit systems and roads are likely to be busier than usual.

Thanks to the 12s for being safe and loud and GO HAWKS!

Members of the press should contact individual departments for media inquiries: Seattle Department of Transportation – 206-684-3151, Seattle Police Department – 206-684-5520.

City of Seattle Opens Emergency Center for Seahawks Kickoff 2014/15

Drummers in Pioneer Square.

The City of Seattle activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Joint Information Center (JIC) in support of the Seahawks season opener. Please direct all media inquiries to the JIC using 206-233-5072.

Kickoff is scheduled for 5:40 p.m. and Gates for the free pre-game Soundgarden and Pharrell Williams concert open at 2 p.m. and gates to the stadium will open at 2:30. Participants are encouraged to arrive early and be patient.

The Seahawks game, pre-game concert and other NFL events around Centurylink Field are expected to draw tens of thousands of people into downtown today, likely creating significant traffic impacts before and after the game.

Please allow yourself additional travel time if you’re coming into or leaving the downtown area before or after the football festivities. As always, carpooling and public transportation remain the best of the commuting options. Below are some reminders from the Seattle Police Department:

  • Cellular networks may become congested by revelers in and around Centurylink Field. Please help keep cell networks running along smoothly by limiting your calls, texts, Instagrams, tweets, Snapchats and Facebooks, particularly with streaming video.
  • If you are attending the game and the concert, enter the stadium using the southern entrances and go straight to your seat and watch the concert from inside the stadium (technology!)
  • Enter the concert site at 2nd Avenue and South King St.
  • Bringing anything into the game? Make sure it’s packed in a clear, see-through bag!
  • Refrain from harassing, threatening, or intimidating fans. That fan in the Green Bay Packers jersey might just be an undercover officer or a security official.
  • Updates can be found at alerts.seattle.gov and on www.twitter.com/cityofseattle.

While the Seattle Joint Information Center is activated press should contact (206) 233-5072, seattle.jic@seattle.gov.